How to Get Rid of Stains on Satin

Updated February 21, 2017

Satin is a smooth fabric use in bridal gowns, formal gowns and other garments. Removing a stain from satin can be tricky because the fabric is delicate and must be cleaned with gentle care. Satin also picks up stains easily. Even perspiration stains can appear large and bold on satin. Follow all directions on the garment and cleaning products to avoid ruining your satin garment.

Buy a stain remover that is satin-safe. Closely read the back of the bottle to make sure it can be used on satin. Treat the stain by the directions on the remover, following each direction exactly. The longer the stain sits, the more likely it is to become permanent.

Place a satin garment with a blood stain in a sink full of cold water. If the stain doesn't come off, remove with a stain remover. Use cool or cold water on satin.

Wash the garment by hand after applying the stain remover in the sink in cool water. Use a detergent made for delicate garments only. Check the garment tags for specific directions.

Check to see if the stain has lifted. If it has not, repeat, placing stain remover on the stain and hand wash again. If the garment appears stain-free, place the garment in a towel and roll the towel up to remove excess moisture. Do not wring the fabric.

Place the garment on a clothesline or flat and clean surface to dry. Do not place satin garments in the dryer.

Things You'll Need

  • Delicate fabric detergent
  • Stain remover
  • Towel
  • Tub
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Kristine Brite worked as a community journalist and public relations specialist before moving onto freelance writing. She graduated with a degree in journalism from Indiana University and has six years of professional writing experience.